Pre-64 Winchester Model 1894 Carbine Flat Band 20″ .30-30 Lever Rifle, C&R

SOLD FOR: $756

WOA#: WY240318JM001

Make: Winchester Repeating Arms

Model: 1894 Carbine

Serial Number: 1416737

Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1947-1948

Caliber: .30-30 Winchester (.30 WCF)

Action Type: This rifle has a lever action with a full-length tubular magazine.

Markings: The left of the barrel is marked “MADE IN NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S. OF AMERICA / -WINCHESTER PROOF STEEL-”, -“WINCHESTER / -TRADE MARK-“-, “MODEL 94 – 30 W.C.F.-”. The top of the barrel and top of the chamber ring are each marked with a circled “WP” proof. The underside of the receiver is marked “1416737”.

Barrel Length: 20″, Round

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a textured, ramped base forged to the front of the barrel. The base is grooved for a hood which is not present. The rear sight is a “U”-notch elevator sight dovetailed to the rear of the barrel. The notch has a white diamond aiming reference, is fine adjustable for elevation and can be reversed to present a “V”-notch. The rear sight is not original to the gun.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2-piece smooth walnut with banded forend, straight grip, straight comb, and checkered steel buttplate. A sling swivel has been installed in the belly, there is another mounted to the magazine tube in front of the forend. The stocks have scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is some thinning finish, most notable at the heel. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has mostly worn to white with well defined rifling. Overall, the stocks are in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore, but there is some stubborn copper fouling. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 70% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. There is scattered finish wear along the barrel, lighter wear in the magazine tube, and handling wear around the receiver. There are scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches. There is infrequent minor surface oxidation. The ation shows operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock safety and there is a lever safety. The trigger is crisp. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: This is a Winchester Model 1894 Saddle Ring Carbine, made around 1947 or 1948 with a 20” round barrel chambered in .30-30 Winchester. The 30-30 Win. has likely taken more deer in America than any other cartridge except maybe .30-06 and the model 1894, or simply 94 as it is now known, is one of the most popular rifles ever chambered for the round. This rifle was made in the period with what is known as the “flat-band”, due to the profile of the forward barrel band. It is in Very Good condition retaining about 70% of its metal finish, a strong bore and good mechanics. The rifle has wear consistent with its age and use, but appears to have been well maintained. It would be perfect for throwing in the back window of your pick-up truck for use on coyotes and other varmints and it would also be a great deer rifle today just as it was when it was made. Being both a “flat-band” and pre-1964 production, it may also interest the Winchester collectors. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California. -Bud

Pre-64 Winchester Model 1894 Carbine Flat Band 20" .30-30 Lever Rifle, C&R
Pre-64 Winchester Model 1894 Carbine Flat Band 20″ .30-30 Lever Rifle, C&R